As the New York Red Bulls look to continue an undefeated run, the Philadelphia Union will again try to end a franchise-worst league winless stretch at home Wednesday night.
Thierry Henry had a goal and three of his MLS-leading nine assists to help New York (5-5-8) match a season high for goals in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Columbus.
Though the Red Bulls have won only twice in nine league matches, they're 2-0-3 since a season-worst three-game slide. New York has an Eastern Conference-high 30 goals, including 10 in the last four matches.
"When our offense is on it's really tough to compete with us," goalkeeper Luis Robles told the MLS official website.
Henry has five assists over the last four matches, including one on Bradley Wright-Phillips' league-leading 15th goal that opened the scoring Saturday.
Wright-Phillips, who scored twice in nine league matches for New York in his first MLS season in 2013, has scored all but one of his goals this year in the last 11 games - including four in the last three.
"He is playing the (forward) position a lot better," Red Bulls coach Mike Petke said. "I said there's a price to pay when playing with Thierry Henry up front, he likes to go all over the place and we want him to. ... It's not easy, and they have developed such a great relationship, those two, there's trust there."
Wright-Phillips was held without a goal while Henry scored in the 57th minute during New York's 2-1 home victory over Philadelphia (4-8-7) on April 16.
The Red Bulls are in the midst of a 6-1-1 stretch against the Union, whose only win in that time was a 3-0 victory in the teams' only meeting at Philadelphia last season.
Though the Union are 3-0 at home in U.S. Open Cup play, they're 0-5-2 there in MLS action since opening with a 1-0 win over New England on March 15. Chicago went a league-record 10 consecutive home games without a win in 2011.
Philadelphia appeared in position to end that slide Saturday before Colorado scored in the 79th and 86th minutes to secure a 3-3 draw.
"There is a feeling of trying to please the fans," interim Union coach Jim Curtin said. "Our players know it's a real thing and we haven't won here in too many games in too many weeks.
"It's a tough thing. They feel that pressure."
The Union have scored 17 of their 29 goals in the last seven matches overall, including three apiece in five of those contests, but they've yielded 18 while going 2-3-2 over than span.
"I'm a big believer in your record says who you are, and unfortunately, this is who we are, a 3-3 scramble all over the place in a game against Colorado," Curtin said. "Not really sure how to win and it's going to be a process. You have to learn how to win."
Conor Casey has done his part while scoring all five of his MLS goals this season in the last five matches. He had two in the home win over New York in 2013.
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